New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPod Hardware and Accessories All iPod hardware discussions.

In-ears or regulars?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
billiam
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I have a 10 gig 3G iPod and I need to buy a new pair of headphones.

Which would you chose? In-ears (the ones the mini have) or the regular???
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 7,003
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
In-ear are more comfortable and better sound

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
QUOTE Thanks
NuKe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

get the Bose QuietComfort 2 headphones, lol, I love mine. The sad thing is that they sound better than my full stereo system....
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 7,003
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
I've got the original Quiet Comforts which are very big so I just use them when I am travelling or need silence. For quality I pop in these bad boys
http://www.shure.com/earphones/eseries_e5c.asp

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
QUOTE Thanks
Badger
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Take a look at iPod Lounge. There are reviews of several headphones there: http://www.ipodlounge.com/
QUOTE Thanks
meltbanana314
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Bose products are overpriced for what they do. AcousticWave technology my ***. Bose sells an image. They're an imitation of sound, really.

Pick up a pair of $30 Sennheiser HD 202s or $60 HD 212 Pros if you want decent sound for not much money.
QUOTE Thanks
coach_z

 
coach_z's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 23, 2004
Location: North NJ
Posts: 3,169
coach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: i dont have no mac's

coach_z is offline
i have a pair of sony in ears...but go over the ear....so they kinda latch onto the top of your ear and then go in.....they are decent and like 20 bucks....ihave never complained about the sound

-chris
QUOTE Thanks
Echo_
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

bose are really overpriced
you ever notice that bose never has the specs of their speakers/headphones?
its cuz theyre horrible.
bose is a name
just like gucci etc
same product as a cheaper one and yuou can get a better quality for the same price

the ONLY reason id get that bose headphones is cuz theyre light and comfy
QUOTE Thanks
NuKe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

For all of you Bose haters, who probably don't even own a pair of the QuietComfort 2 headphones...and yet you bash them, read here: http://reviews.cnet.com/Bose_QuietCo...2.html?tag=tab

Before you keep bashing the headphones, go buy a pair and try them on a well-recorded mp3 and you will see how clear they are. I would never buy the rest of Bose's products, but the headphones DO sound awesome, they are not just a name.

For in-ear headphones, go for:
1: Shure E5c, or the cheaper (forgot the model) version of those
2: Bang & Olufsen In-ear headphones (about 120-150 USD) (very good quality product)
3: Or pick up a pair of the Sony Fantopia (sp?) headphones. Bought my mom a pair of the 40 dollar ones, and they are pretty good for their size and price.
QUOTE Thanks
fishbulb
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

the in-ears never seem to stay in my ears, like I have freak ears or something. I want to try those Bose ones though, dual purpose really, good sound and keep my ears warm, too bad they cost nearly as much as my IPod.
QUOTE Thanks
meltbanana314
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by NuKe
For all of you Bose haters, who probably don't even own a pair of the QuietComfort 2 headphones...and yet you bash them, read here: http://reviews.cnet.com/Bose_QuietCo...2.html?tag=tab
CNet is hardly a place to get accurate and impartial reviews.

Bang and Olufsen, Harmon Kardon, AKG, Sennheiser, Shure. Go with names that are actually interested in the science of sound. Not a company that spends half of their time and money on advertising.
QUOTE Thanks
Echo_
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

even bang and olufsen are a bit overpriced/sound quality wise as well. theyre more stylish speakers that are probably better than bose but still you pay for the hand made quality.
QUOTE Thanks
NuKe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Go find a store that sells them, and see if they will let you return them if they aren't want you expected, and if so, then try them out. One thing that people do, is they get these crappy downloads and listen to those downloads with the QuietComfort 2's and they think the headphones suck, because they can hear the imperfections in the song, so perfectly, which is such an oxymoron.
Thanks,
Mike
QUOTE Thanks
billiam
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I have about $50 to spend. Its not alot, but its some sweet moolah. Also I love the look and sound of the Apple Regulars, but the in ears look a bit too risky. The Bose line is way too much money, my friend has them and they play well...but would I spend 150? Nah. We shall see.
QUOTE Thanks
Echo_
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

check out denons line my bro got some from them theyre really nice
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« What warrants a 100% successful exchange? | on-the-go playlists »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?